Last Updated: December 7, 2018 Shashank Yadav
If you are planning a luxury vacation in Jodhpur, this popular travel destination in Rajasthan won’t let you down. Consisting a wide array of luxury properties including the famous Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur is the place where your dream of a luxury holiday in a royal style gets fulfilled. The ancient regal city also boasts imposing heritage hotels that reflect the spectacular royal status that this place once had. Jodhpur is a fairly prominent tourist spot in the list of Rajasthan tourism destinations with the monuments and heritage properties being its greatest tourist attractions. This is why you can also plan heritage tour in this famed travel destination where the old havelis turned hotels also catch the eyes of the tourists. So, in case you are planning a luxury holiday in Jodhpur, this blog is a well-observed list of top 15 heritage hotels which are the best places to stay in the Sun City of India.
Blessed with one of the most alluring gardens inside the premises, Devi Bhawan is a value for money hotel. With an excellent feature of well maintained swimming pool, this heritage property which is situated on the outskirts of the city of Jodhpur is a joy to be at. After a hectic day, tourists staying here can rest by sipping coffee in an exquisitely constructed cafe or simply enjoy boozing in the well-stocked hotel’s bar.
Rooms and Amenities: The 20 rooms of this hotel are spread between 5 two-story buildings that are positioned around well-maintained gardens. They are segmented into 10 standard rooms and 10 deluxe rooms to provide proper facilities and comfort.
Special Services: The hotel provides the pickup and drop services with some additional charges from Jodhpur airport which is 5 km from this hotel and also from the Jodhpur railway station. There are recreational activities for all age groups; children can play in the gaming zone of the hotel, whereas, the aged people can choose to jump in a jeep and head into the countryside on a tour of the Bishnoi villages that lie southeast of Jodhpur.
In the periphery of memorials at Rohetgarh and Padmavati Jain Temple, Fort Chanwa by Citrus is situated in Luni. This fort of Jodhpur has 64 well-maintained rooms and sets the best example of elegance and symmetry in Indian architecture. The entire Hotel Chanwa is carved out of the famous red sandstone so that this fort doesn’t lose its beauty in the dark. There are intricately carved Jharokhas that add to the beauty of each room. The fort has a great composition of some complex courtyard towers, stairs, unexpected passages and a strange ancient romance in the atmosphere. All the rooms and the lobbies are adorned with traditional paintings which show the excellence of craftsmanship.
Rooms and Amenities: Fort Chanwa provides private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Special Services: The hotel’s features concierge services and a picnic area. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self-parking is available onsite. Make yourself at home in one of the guestrooms featuring minibars. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.
A stunning monument exhibiting the royal Rajput architecture, Fort Khejarla is carved out of red sandstone of Jodhpur and overlooks the plains of Marwar. The latticework friezes and intricate Jharokha instantly transport one back in time to relive the splendor of a bygone era of valour and chivalry.
Rooms and Amenities: The fort has 40 lavishing rooms with luxurious facilities for its guests. These rooms are divided into three categories namely, Luxury Suites, the Regal Rooms, the Royal Chambers.
Special Services: This heritage property features some special services for its guests which includes Restaurant Terrace, Bajot Dinner, Marwar Restaurant, Restaurant Courtyard, Private Dining. They also have a pickup and drop service but you will have to book the ride prior to your arrival.
Haveli Inn Pal
Close to Mehrangarh Fort, this historic hotel is situated within a close proximity of Jaswant Thada and Umaid Bhawan Palace. This palace is a Haveli converted into a comfortable and lavish. With a feel of homestay in a Rajput haveli, with warm hospitality and friendly atmosphere one can get so much out of this place that will keep you wondering about the wonderful time you had here.
Rooms and Amenities: The heritage inn offers the best modern amenities with a touch of traditional Rajasthan. It has 21 renovated rooms that maintain the original ancient structure, elegance, and warmth with wooden ceilings, spacious bathrooms, antique furnishings.
Special Services: Haveli Inn is a well-maintained and a reputed hotel which is running for a long time now. The priority of this Inn is to send their guests back with a smile on their faces. To give them a good therapy for this, Haveli has a few activity rooms for kids and elder people and then one can channelize its energy by getting a calm mind through the wellness/spa and massage at dedicated massage centre.
Known to be one of the most popular heritage properties in Jodhpur, Jhalamand Garh is carrying its ancient royalty in this modern world as well. This family-run property is charming and beautiful in its own way. The Garh is embedded with all the luxurious items which give a world-class comfort to its guests. The rooms are well-equipped and have a wonderful decor which makes this place a wonderful home during your vacations. Rajasthani cuisine and royal recipes mixed with the perfect pinch of impeccable hospitality services makes Jhalamand Garh a joy to stay at.
Rooms and Amenities: With 30 well-furnished deluxe rooms equipped with all modern facilities, this heritage hotel in Jodhpur is perfect to enjoy a luxurious stay.
Special Services: Jhalamand Garh has a magnificently laid multi-cuisine dining hall, which is surrounded by stunning arched verandahs. Guests can savour lip-smacking delicacies prepared by using traditions recipes direct from the royal kitchen. Your stay will not just be limited to these facilities. The hotel pampers its visitors with mini bar, ISD – STD telephone service, Travel assistance, doctor on call and much more which can just be experienced.
A beauty of Karni Group of Hotels, Karni Bhawan which is the home of the erstwhile Jagirdars of Sodawas, Bhati Rajputs of the Lunar dynasty is a magnificent hotel which is redone from what it was in 40’s to meet the expectations and demands of the selective tourists. The bungalow made out of red sandstone combined with the lush green lawns gives a very homely spirit with personal care of the family to make a stay comfortable. They have also introduced an open-air poolside restaurant. The food here is so delicious that the visitor review speaks much about it.
Rooms and Amenities: The lavish rooms are well-maintained for guests equipped with all the facilities one could demand.
Special Services: Roaring the specialty of this place is the mouth-watering cuisines and desserts. To make this Bhawan sound more alluring they have a few services which are exclusively found here and are rare, it includes, Wildlife Jeep Safari, Historical Blue City Jodhpur SightSeeing, Enjoying Jodhpur Polo, A day visit to Osian, Herbal oil massage (on pre-booking), Dinner buffet with live music and camp-fire at Dhani and much more.
Situated in the Phalodi town of Jodhpur district, Lal Niwas is another heritage property which was formerly a mansion but now turned into a hotel. Those who have a love for royal things will have a memorable time here. The hotel is equally suitable for high-flying executives, honeymooners and heritage-loving travellers. Boasting the intricate craftsmanship on red sandstone, Lal Niwas is a magnificent haveli built in 1750. It consists of traditional balconies, terraces, and doors that add an authentic royal touch to this haveli. The heritage hotel also has a library housing books and manuscripts dating back to princely times which will give you a flashback as well as a smell of paper turning yellow.
Rooms and Amenities: 15 comfort equipped rooms with facilities like safe deposit lockers and all the modern amenities to make your stay comfortable.
Special Services: Special services in this property includes the jeep safaris, desert camping, sightseeing, music, and dance. Pickup and drop service from the railway station is also included.
Surrounded by high walls, “Pal Haveli, lies in the heart of Jodhpur’s ancient walled city, under the gaze of magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. You will be given a warm welcome as you enter the 18th-century gates guarding the elegant heritage property. Almost two centuries old, this historical home is now a living museum which is filled with Rajput antiques, weaponry, and treasures.
Rooms and Amenities: The haveli with 21 ensuite bedrooms has been lived in by generations of the Pal family and is unique, with its own story to tell. They give a royal glance to the visitors but don’t lack in the modern facilities also.
Special Services: Pal Haveli’s rooftop restaurant, Indique, enjoys an exceptional setting with fabulous views of the Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan, The Clock Tower and Gulab Sagar. Visitors, as well as in-house guests, are warmly welcomed at Indique, and also at their indoor restaurant, Jodhana.
Designed by Gold Straw a renowned architect, which was built for Brig. Duncan who was the Commander of the Jodhpur state forces, this property was gifted to Late Lt. Col. Kishan Singh of Bhanwari as a wedding present by HH Maharaja Hanwant Singh of Jodhpur. Hotel Polo Heritage is a property spread over 2 acres consisting 24 spacious rooms with well-maintained gardens.
Rooms and Amenities: All 24 hotel bedrooms have been fully refurbished, giving guests the most comfortable experience.
Special Services: Snooker to Polo coaching, the delicious and diverse cuisines that are served here. Jodhpur sightseeing, Bishnoi Village & Wildlife Safari near Jodhpur, Desert Safari, Short Horse Safari 10-15 Kms with wildlife are the special services of this heritage hotel.
Raas is the most popular Alfresco dining venue in Jodhpur, located in the prominent north-eastern quarter of the famous Walled City, RAAS Jodhpur is based around an original eighteenth century Haveli.The Darikhana which is also known as the ‘Chamber of Carpets’, was built during the end of the eighteenth century and served as the Haveli’s guest-house. The most recent addition to the heritage was the Baradari which was included in its premises during the 1850s.
Rooms and Amenities: The Hotel consists of 39 rooms and suites which are very lavishing and luxurious. Constructed with distinctive design principles, these rooms are not lacking in keeping the balance of the historic charm of the original Rajput residence and the sleekness and simplicity of contemporary design. These 39 rooms are divided under, garden room, luxury room, duplex suite, heritage suite and stepwell suite.
Special Services: This heritage property of Jodhpur is a very alluring place to be at, so if you wanna stay here during your trip to Jodhpur, you will have to book it prior to your arriving. One can get many offers like early-birds 30, early-birds 60 and many more.
Certified by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Ranbanka Palace was a part of India’s first heritage hotel and is now a premier hotel in Jodhpur. Built at the turn of the last century for Maharajadhiraj Sir Ajit Singh Ji, this magnificent palace captures the colonial influences of its time and immerses in the echoes of another bygone era. This heritage property got its name after the war cry Ranbanka Rathore, meaning the invincible!
Rooms and Amenities: This heritage hotel consists 90 recently upgraded rooms, suites and apartments spread across the Palace, the Jodhana Courtyard, and the Royale Apartments. The rooms are well maintained and have all the newest facilities meeting the demands of foreign as well as Indian visitors.
Special Services: One gets to enjoy the monsoon package which is valid from 15th April 2017 to 25th September every year. Pamper your spouse with the “Table for two” dinner while on a trip to Jodhpur. Bilaspur safari, Gala dinner, Festive enjoyment and Pre-wedding shoot are few of the attractions that please the guests.
Balsamand Lake Palace And Garden Retreat
Balsamand Lake Palace And Garden Retreat are two different wings of one single hotel. Falling under the Jodhana Heritage resort, and spawning in about 300 acres of land, this heritage property is a very diverse and royal place to be at. One can find all the comfort with the perfect mixture of natural beauty on the premises. The Balsamand lake palace is a private estate which is situated 8 km from the Jodhpur city to keep up the calm and noise free environment of the place intact during the 17 century. With sprawling orchards of lime and pomegranate and landscaped gardens crisscrossed by elegant waterways and even an aqueduct, the palace with its lovely promenade on the lake, was always more than just a residence; a pleasure palace in the finest Mughal tradition of the picnic. The garden retreat is another part of this humongous property which is a paradise waiting to be explored. Owned by the royal family of Jodhpur, it represents the epitome of heritage luxury travel destination that caters to the holidaymaker as well as the business traveler with equal elan.
Rooms and Amenities: The Lake palace comprises 10 regal suites, Barbeque, Mini fridge, Fax machine, Lakeview restaurant, Bar lounge and much more which compliments it beauty and keeps the visitors happy and smiling. Whereas in the garden retreat there are 26 garden rooms, which give you more of a taste of living in the nature than a concrete room. Going by the name the basic facilities are Television with Satellite Channels and a Mini Fridge.
Special Services: This place may give an authentic look and experience but don’t mistake this with its enjoyment because the special services of this heritage property includes, yoga Indoor/outdoor games, Lawn croquet, Obstacle golf course (9 Hole), Nature trail walk, Royal horse buggy ride, Horse riding, bird watching, Horse safari, Village safari, Sand Dune Experience, Events for all occasions,ranging from 25 to 4000 persons whereas the garden retreat’s showdowns are, Yoga Indoor/Outdoor Games Lawn Croquet Obstacle Golf Course (9 Hole) Nature Trail Walk Royal Horse Buggy Ride Horse Riding Bird Watching Horse Safari Village Safari Sand Dune Experience.
It is more like a Mahal just like emperors fort with a medium size lobby with all authentic themes. Ajit Bhawan is India’s first Heritage Hotel, increasing its beauty is its location in the serene desert of Rajasthan in India, Ajit Bhawan stands as an oasis of hospitality and warm Rajput charm built exclusively for Maharajadhiraj Sir Ajit Singh, the younger brother of Maharaja Shri Umaid Singh of erstwhile Jodhpur State in 1927. A romantic melange of erstwhile elegance and avant-garde amenities, Ajit Bhawan globally enjoys a prestigious reputation in the heart of Blue City.
Rooms and Amenities: Each room at Ajit Bhawan is exquisitely furnished, with a luxurious bed, royal furnishing and Maharaja’s own collection of artifacts for indulgent and romantic ambiances. There are paintings throughout the corridor and the rooms as well. The rooms are well established with a royal touch of the kings and queens who used to live here. The rooms are segmented into the categories of deluxe room, deluxe tent, vintage suite, Ajit suite, and presidential suite. It is divided on the basis of facilities and the area of the room.
Special Services: Private Study, Private Courtyard, Private Lawn, 24hr Butler Service (on request), Jacuzzi, Steam, and Sauna, is the list of few of the special services one is offered in the Ajit Bhawan.
Water Habitat Retreat
One of the best heritage hotels in Jodhpur, this hotel was a part of the Bijolai Palace which has now been converted into a comfortable and luxurious residence. Nestled amidst the picturesque Aravalli hills and is also closely situated to the famous city of Jodhpur. It is an excellent example of traditional rainwater harvesting; though built over 150 years ago. Extreme care has been taken while refurbishing this heritage property making sure it caters to all the needs of its guest. Large water bodies within the hotel premise give the hotel a unique quality. Peek out of the windows give way to spectacular views of the hotel and large airy spaces.
Rooms and Amenities: The hotel has 30 rooms with aesthetically done interiors which are well-equipped with all the modern day conveniences, ensuring the guests to have a comfortable stay. The rooms are segmented into the habitat room, the habitat deluxe, the habitat grand deluxe, the habitat suite.
Majestic Chandelao Garh is the ancestral home of the landowners of the area and has been tastefully converted to a modern hotel with all the luxuries and comfort equipment for its guests. To keep up the authenticity, the hotel has still not introduced telephones and televisions. This gives a good experience of traditional Rajasthani hospitality in a tranquil village setting. The rooms are decorated with utmost care with period furniture while providing 21st-century comfort. The kitchen presents the flavours of traditional Rajasthani cuisine in impeccable style using local produce and spices. To top it all their location is so perfect that one can just go for a stroll around the village, and this will bring you face to face with the sights and sounds of village India, local craftspeople ply their trade, animals graze, women in colourful native dress fetch water from the wells and lakes, children play in the street and everyone welcomes visitors with a friendly greeting. Escape the hub of the cities and enjoy the tranquillity of Indian village life. Visit Chandelao Garh.
Hanwant Mahal was the hunting palace of the king Hanwant Singh. The king used to host grand feasts for his friends, and ever since Hanwant Mahal is known to serve delicious food to its guests. This Mahal is set up over three floors with a huge pre-function area before entering into the property with a little fountain. The ground floor hosts up to 100 pax who take the Royal Palace on wheels tour. The dinner is also conducted in the garden area on the other side of the hotel.
It is a hub for those who visit or live in Jodhpur and have a thing for food. Indeed, one can enjoy the ambiance as well as the food here.
Umaidnagar Garh (Fort) 40 km from Jodhpur was built by Kavirajji, the Prime Minister of Marwar state in 1760 AD. The initial name of this place was given as Dhakai and then changed to what it is now. The property serves best as a private villa with your personal cook, butler and room boy. Wine, cigars, fresh coffee, crystal, fine linen, and music give all the 21st-century comforts in an authentic 16th-century ambiance.
Truly, a luxury holiday in Jodhpur cannot become any better. This is the ideal place to enjoy a vacation that you have been longing to have and the heritage properties are indeed the perfect choice. Choose one of them from the list above, and in case you still are clueless as to how to book a stay, we at Tour My India would be glad to help you. Call us at 9212553106 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for our cheapest travel packages that ensure to make your luxury vacation in Jodhpur one of its kind.
Published: 04 Dec, 2017
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